Now in its 16th big year, Pink Floyd A Fleeting Glimpse continues to attract new audiences. The site is widely acknowledged as a great source for Floyd news and has picked up a massive cult following over the years. (We passed the 50 Million visitor mark way back in Nov 2012!) A Fleeting Glimpse (Or AFG as its become known) is used by a cross section of the Floyd/Waters online community, including new fans & crusty old fossils, who spend all their life researching Floyd. I fit into the latter category by the way, having been a Floyd fan since 1966. My name is Col Turner, and I run this site on behalf of fans all over the planet. Without your contributions the site could not exist. If you have anything Floyd related that you think may be of interest, drop us a line (col@pinkfloydz.com)  Don't forget, in the best Pink Floyd tradition, there are several hidden links on this site, can you find them? Col Turner ~ Gold Coast, Australia
 
Amused To Death 5.1 & Princeton Conference Further to our scoop that the world premiere of the 5.1 mix of Roger Waters’ Amused To Death, was to debut at the Princeton University Pink Floyd Conference on 12 April, the 5.1 Mix 1st review is now here! UPDATE Now read the Conference 1st review We are also expecting a full review, with lots of pictures of the Conference and an in depth look at ATD 5.1 from AFG correspondent Julie Skaggs, so make sure you check back for that over the next few days. UPDATE In a further SCOOP, we can now tell you that the 20th anniversary edition will have a new mix, along with the 5.1 mix.(IE a NEW stereo mix, as well as the 5.1 mix). MORE! It's further understood that there are plans for a 5.1 BD-audio release from Sony sometime in the future. Remember where you read it first! Pre-orders of ATD SACD ORDER NOW CAN YOU HELP?? We are looking for pictures from Friday, April 11 Taplin Auditorium. Julie Skaggs review and in depth analysis well under way but some pictures from Taplin would be appreciated. Send to col@pinkfloydz.com
 
Ben Watt with David Gilmour / 'The Levels' (Live) From The Album Hendra
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Best of British Day Footes Music Shop are hosting a Best Of British Day at their store located at 41 Store Street London WC1E 7DB on Saturday 26th April. A bunch of drummers will be in attendance, including none other than Nick Mason. For more information click on the banner below.
 
Snowy White To Sell His Goldtop In a surprising turn of events, long time Pink Floyd & Roger Waters close associate Snowy White has announced he will be selling his beloved Gibson Les Paul Goldtop 1957 guitar. No reason has been given, although it's understood that Snowy may be retiring later this year. The iconic guitar was acquired by Snowy in 1969 and has featured on every recording and performance since then, including the Pink Floyd 'Animals' tour 1977, the Pink Floyd 'Wall' shows 1980, Thin Lizzy 1980 - 82, the hit song 'Bird of Paradise in 1984, Roger Water's Berlin Wall show 1990, all the Roger Waters tours 1999 - 2013, and much more besides. Snowy has owned this guitar for nearly 45 years, and for over 30 of those years it was his only instrument, played almost every day. Note: as a working instrument, this guitar has had a certain amount of repair and change, including rewiring, refretting and new tuning heads. Most of the original parts have been kept. This guitar is offered 'as seen', with no apologies from Snowy as to its current condition. To register your interest in this original guitar email Peter at whiteflames@madasafish.com (Click image to enlarge)
 
Psssst Can't say too much but keep checking back over the next week or so as we hope to have an exclusive SCOOP for you. (Added 19 March) Still waiting on info. (Added 25 March) UPDATE (29 March) We regret to inform you that the news we were hoping to bring you has had to be shelved. This is beyond our control and we do understand that there will be some disappointment out there. Please accept our apologies, but as we say, it's beyond our control. IT'S BACK ON! The administration problems have been sorted out and we can now reveal that the the world premiere of the 5.1 mix of Roger Waters’ landmark 1992 release Amused To Death, will debut at the Princeton University Pink Floyd Conference. It will be played alongside 5.1 demonstrations of The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. The event will take place on April 12th. Read our EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW of the event by AFG correspondent Julie Skaggs. Don't forget that Amazon US are taking pre-orders of ATD SACD ORDER NOW (Added 4 April)
 
Can't Wait Until September? Reaction to the announcement of an official Pink Floyd exhibition in Milan in September/October has been extraordinary. For those that can't wait until then, we are pleased to announce that The Lunatics - Pink Floyd Collector’s Club are staging their own (not too shabby) exhibition in Turin in March. With guest of honour Adrian Maben this promises to be an event not to be missed. For full information click on the banner below. UPDATE: Adrian Maben will present two films about Pink Floyd: one is the documentary "Chit Chat With Oysters", with 55 minutes of unreleased tracks made during the filming of the movie "Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii"; second is the new version Blu-Ray of the film, with the restored video and multi-channel audio.

The exhibition was an outstanding success, with a large turnout over the two-day event. There's a great article about the two Adrian Maben films over at rockol.com that's well worth your time to read. In addition, below we have featured a number of photos from the event. (Click to enlarge). Our thanks go to Stefano Tarquini & The Lunatics. All pictures copyright Stefano Tarquini

 
Division Bell Double Vinyl Coming Soon Long time Pink Floyd associate Andy Jackson (Recording & Front of House Engineer) has confirmed that the 'Division Bell' album will soon be released for the first time on a double vinyl edition. Andy said that "The original vinyl was very shortened (full album is 66 mins), but this means it will be the full length version". We will have ordering information available for you once it become known. (Thanks to Franz Svoboda for the heads up.)
 
New David Gilmour Music At The Pink Floyd Exhibition! It's been reported in the Italian language repubblica.it that Aubrey 'Po' Powell (Curator & Creative Director of the exhibition) has stated that NEW David Gilmour music will be heard at the Pink Floyd Exhibition later this year. 'Po' told repubblica.it (Loosely translated) "and by the way there will be a new music written by David Gilmour. I don't have the title, I don't know what it is, but I know he has been working on it for some time." Read the Italian interview with special attention to the VERY LAST paragraph. Our thanks go to pulse-and-spirit.com for the lead on this story.
 
Redbeard Looks Back 20 Years At The Division Bell Highly respected North American syndicated radio show 'In The Studio' (with Redbeard) looks back at The Division Bell 20 years after it's release. (March/April 1994). This is a nice little package which also includes one of the last interviews with Rick Wright. Have A Listen
 
The American University Of Rome Presents Roger Waters With Honorary Degree
 
The Wall In 3D???? We are hearing (and it's NOT yet confirmed) that Roger Waters will be releasing The Wall 2010 - 2013 documentary in theaters in 3D. It's an interesting rumour, as it's known that the footage shot on The Wall tour was not filmed in 3D, but with todays technology we imagine it would be possible for some of the stage projections to be given the 3D treatment. No date as yet but you can bet we will follow this one up!
 
Look What Just Popped Up! The enigmatic video below just turned up on the official Pink Floyd site without any fanfare or explanation, and advertises 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition'. Now we are hoping that this might be the exhibition that Nick has talked about (Nick Mason came across the black and white film while he was piecing together archive footage to be used at exhibitions about the rock band) and we have previously reported on. (See story headed 'Lost Pink Floyd Treasures Found' below) If this is what we think it is, it will be the first major official exhibition since the Interstella Exhibition in Paris in 2003 & 2004. We have set aside a special area of the site where you will be able to access all the news of this/these exhibition/s as it comes to hand. Make sure you visit our Pink Floyd Exhibition Section

AFG WAS FIRST WITH THE NEWS ! OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED We can confirm that the exhibition will open on September 19 in Milan Italy until October 19. It's to be held at the Fabbrica del vapore See our Dedicated Page for FULL details and TICKET LINK.

 
Roger Waters At Anzio & Aprilia As reported below, Roger has unveiled a monument to his Father in Aprilia (Italy) and was also present in Anzio the day before to attend some ceremonies. Our Italian friends 'The Lunatics' were on hand to report on the events. They have also sent in a SWAG of pictures for your enjoyment. Their report (in full) with some really cool pictures can be found on this TRIBUTE PAGE
 
Roger Unveils Monument To His Father There can't be too many Pink Floyd fans around who are not aware that many of Roger's songs (and indeed his life) were influenced by the death of his Father (when Roger was only 5 months old). Roger has long paid tribute to his Dad Eric Waters Fletcher, in songs and on tours. 70 years later, to the day, (18 February) Roger has now established a monument to the heroic sacrifice of his father (his Dad was serving with the Royal Fusiliers in WWII and was killed as they advanced through Italy). Roger laid wreaths as he unveiled the monument at the Roselli Institute in the Italian town of Aprilia, south of Rome, near the site of Lt. Waters death. Mail Online (picture credit) | The Telegraph
 
David Gilmour Cameo On New Ben Watt Album Everything But the Girl's Ben Watt has announced a return to his solo career, 31 years after issuing his last LP, 1983's acoustic-geared North Marine Drive. The album 'Hendra' is due out on 29 April and of special interest to Floyd fans is a cameo appearance by David Gilmour playing slide guitar on Hendra's "The Levels." Full Story with Soundclips (Note: Not David Gilmour). Pre-Order from Amazon UK
 
Balanced On The Biggest Wave David Gilmour's historic houseboat The Astoria has been in a bit of strife lately because of the UK floods. The Astoria had to be lashed to a tree to prevent it floating away and possibly being smashed to pieces. The century-old Astoria has been owned by David Gilmour for 28 years and the recording studio has been used for his solo material as well as sections of the albums A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell. The boat - moored at Hampton, Surrey - was built in 1911 for music-hall impresario Fred Karno, whose troupe of comic acts included Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. The story came to light after David's wife Polly Samson posted a picture of the houseboat on Twitter with webbing straps stretched across a flooded river bank to hold it in position on the deluged River Thames. She wrote on Twitter: "They've tied Astoria to a tree to stop her from floating away." (Picture (enlargeable) thanks to Polly Samson).
 
Princeton University Pink Floyd Conference Princeton University will be hosting an interdisciplinary conference celebrating the music, art, and culture of Pink Floyd. The first ever academic conference to focus entirely on the band will feature Grammy Award-winning Pink Floyd producer/engineer James Guthrie. The conference will include surround playing of James Guthrie's recent SACD mixes of Pink Floyd music, concert-lectures, world premieres of acoustic compositions and arrangements inspired by Pink Floyd music, panel discussions, and a Q&A session with James Guthrie The town of Princeton will join the celebrations by hosting a Pink Floyd jam session, a public screening of the movie The Wall, and an exhibition of Pink Floyd album covers and art. Admission is free but registration is required. The conference will be held on 13 April and more details and a complete schedule of events can be found at the conference's website
 
Lost Pink Floyd Treasures Found Nick Mason has recently discovered unseen footage of the band. Nick came across the black and white film while he was piecing together archive footage to be used at exhibitions about the band. He said the clips show himself backstage with David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett at some gigs in the late-60s. He said: “There are some unseen bits and pieces. We have got a bit of backstage black and white footage – 8mm film – that we took ourselves.” Nick also repeated that "if there was another Live 8 we would respond if someone asked" but he has often said this in the past so we are not getting too excited just yet! Full Story (thanks Dave H). Psssst, we don't want to shout this out too loud but if you were a member of The Forum you might just find a link to some unheard Floyd material from the Animals recording sessions, but keep that to yourself. :-} UPDATE: There's also some early mixes from Wish You Were Here that have surfaced!! Read all about it in The Forum
 
Delicate Sound Of Scott Page! Those lucky enough to have seen the 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason' trilogy of tours (1987 - 1989) will no doubt remember the flamboyant and highly entertaining saxophonist/guitarist Scott Page. If you don't remember his saxophone/guitar playing then we bet you remember his hair! Anyway, Scott recently announced that he will soon be releasing some very interesting video. He said "I am planning on showing clips from the hundred plus hours of footage I shot (on the tour). I just finished digitizing the footage and it's blowing my mind, some great behind the scenes from a band members perspective (me)". In addition, Scott has released three short teaser clips as follows: David Gilmour up close | Blast from the past | Rick Wright Berlin An announcement about when the video/s will be released (and where to get it/them) will be announced soon by Scott on Twitter. We suggest you Follow Scott on Twitter and be one of the first to know. Tell him AFG sent you.
 
Way Down Yonder It was mid May 1970 and Pink Floyd were coming towards the end of a short USA tour. They were scheduled to play at The Warehouse in New Orleans on the 15th & 16th May. The show on the 16th May proved to be the last gig of this tour because as the band slept in their hotel they had $40,000 worth of equipment stolen, bringing the tour to a screeching halt! Some of the equipment stolen included 4 guitars (amongst them David Gilmour's original Black Strat which he had purchased just a few weeks previously from Manny’s in New York) an electric organ, a 4000 watt sound system, including 12 speaker cabinets, 5 Italian echo units, a bunch of microphones, two drum kits and miles of cables. Now, pictures from the show of the 15th May have surfaced and are presented for your enjoyment. Take Me There
 
New David Gilmour Album 'Confirmed'! Well the hints have been around for months and finally there is firm confirmation that David Gilmour is working on a new album. You will recall a couple of weeks ago we reported that David's wife Polly tweeted about "Crosby and Nash in the studio singing like birds tonight", well now out of the mouth of Graham Nash comes confirmation that he and David Crosby are 'singing with David Gilmour on HIS NEW RECORD'. This remark was made during an interview (12m 50s mark). Graham also confirmed that the album is being recorded at Brighton (David's house at Hove). Also, a couple of months ago, Phil Taylor (David's guitar tech) confirmed to Effectrode that David was pleased with the Helios Fuzz pedal he bought from them and will be purchasing another one "BEFORE HE STARTS RECORDING". AFG First with the news again.
 
Amused To Death - LP & SACD Roger Waters fans will be delighted to hear that a Hybrid Stereo SACD and a 200-gram double LP version of his 1992 concept album Amused To Death will be released in 2014. Amused to Death was mixed by Pink Floyd's producer/engineer James Guthrie, and now, using those same analog tapes, he's mastering the album for SACD. Doug Sax and James Guthrie are working together to master the vinyl, to be pressed to perfection by Quality Record Pressings. More InfoUPDATE Amazon US are taking pre-orders of the SACD ORDER NOW
 

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